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Carlos Quentin still not ready for rehab to begin
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin continues to work his way back from a bone bruise on his knee, but his progress has apparently been slower than expected. MLB.com reports Wednesday Quentin is still likely at least a week away from beginning a minor-league rehab assignment, and there is "no chance" he will be ready by this weekend, as hoped. 

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Anthony Recker hits second home run Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Mets catcher Anthony Recker went 2 for 4 and hit his second home run in his team's 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks Wednesday.

Recker's solo homer in the second inning kicked off the scoring for the Mets, and the team would extend the lead to 5-0 before the opposition tacked on a couple meaningless runs on a par of ninth-inning home runs. Recker is 4 for 14 with two home runs, four RBI and one stolen base.

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Martin Prado delivers three hits vs. Mets Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Diamondbacks third baseman Martin Prado went 3 for 4 with a double in his team's 5-2 loss to the Mets Wednesday.

Prado entered Wednesday's game with just one hit in 16 at-bats over his previous five appearances. His three-hit performance boosted his line to .261/.301/.319 in 69 at-bats.

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Paul Goldschmidt cranks homer, double in loss Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt went 2 for 4 with a double and a home run in his team's 5-2 loss to the Mets Wednesday.

It was the eighth double and third home run of the season for Goldschmidt, who is following up his breakout 2013 season with an excellent April. He has hit .338/.392/.577 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 71 at-bats.

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Aaron Hill smacks first home run Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill connected on his first home run of the season in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Mets.

It was the only hit of the game for Hill, who has struggled at the plate thus far. He owns a .222/.273/.375 line with 18 strikeouts in 72 at-bats.

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Jose Valverde surrenders two runs in nonsave situation
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Mets pitcher Jose Valverde pitched the ninth inning in a nonsave situation Wednesday and gave up two earned runs on three hits while striking out one and surrendering two solo home runs in his team's 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

After opening the season with five scoreless appearances, Valverde has allowed five earned runs and three home runs over two innings in his last two games. He'll have to turn things around quickly if he wants to remain the team's preferred option in save situations.

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Brandon McCarthy takes third loss Wednesday vs. Mets
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon McCarthy was saddled with the loss after giving up three earned runs on seven hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings while striking out five in the Mets' 5-2 win Wednesday.

McCarthy (0-3) pitched better Wednesday than he had all season, as he had given up five runs or more in each of his previous three starts. He owns a 7.11 ERA and 16:6 K:BB ratio in 25 1/3 innings. McCarthy is scheduled to take on the Cubs in Chicago Tuesday.

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Curtis Granderson pinch hits Wednesday, will likely play Friday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson went 0 for 1 as a pinch hitter in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

Granderson is dealing with multiple injuries after crashing into the outfield wall earlier this week. However, he is expected to rejoin the starting lineup for Friday's series opener against the Braves, MLB.com reports.

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Will Middlebrooks runs in outfield Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks was able to do some light running in the outfield during batting practice Wednesday, the Boston Globe reports.

Middlebrooks played just four games this season before being placed on the disabled list with a calf injury. He could begin a rehab assignment at some point next week.

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Taijuan Walker's MRI reveals shoulder impingement
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Mariners pitcher Taijuan Walker will be shut down for two weeks after an MRI Wednesday revealed an impingement in his shoulder, MLB.com reports.

If Walker looks good after the time off, the team will begin the progression of his rehab again. He was scratched from Tuesday's scheduled rehab start due to stiffness in the pitching shoulder.

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